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Why Your Legs are Keeping You Up at Night

Jim woke up sweating from a terrible nightmare in the middle of the night. He laid there for a few minutes trying to collect himself and come back to reality; but the pain in his legs just began to set in, and he was afraid he had an even bigger problem.

Waking up from a nightmare […]

Hair Loss on Your Legs? You Might Have a Vascular Problem

Jim started losing the hair on his head the day he turned 40. He remembers thinking about how he might look as an old, bald man. It turns out he didn’t have to wait long. Last year, Jim began to notice he was losing hair on his legs. He thought it was strange, but just […]

Life Before and After Stent Angioplasty

For nearly 20 years, Tom has taken the two flights of stairs up to his office as part of his morning ritual. He’d often stop on the first floor to say hello to the receptionist, but if he was in a hurry, he would keep on going. Over the last few weeks, however, the stairs […]

What Puts You at Risk for PAD?

There are many lifestyle choices or diseases that can you put you at risk for vascular disease, specifically Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).

One lifestyle choice is smoking. For smokers, the nicotine in cigarettes causes constriction in the walls of your arteries. This constricted space allows plaque buildup in the arteries, and, if too much plaque collects, […]

Life Without P.A.D

Do you ever wonder what life would be like without Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D)? Think about it!

You suffer from cramping pain and tiredness in your legs and hips. Climbing a flight of stairs hurts. Sometimes the pain goes away with rest, but as soon as you move again, it’s back. You got a bad cut […]

How P.A.D Affects Your Health and How We Can Help

If you have Peripheral Artery Disease, you likely suffer from a variety of symptoms that affect your everyday health. USA Vascular Centers can help alleviate your symptoms with non-surgical treatment.

You may notice painful cramping or tiredness in your legs while walking. If you have a wound, it may not heal properly or may be slow […]

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Are Your Genes Responsible For Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D)?

A Duke University Medical Center study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) discovered that a tiny handful of genes appear to be important clues to understanding why some patients with Peripheral Artery Disease face high rates of amputation and early death while others are spared those consequences.

Dr. Anex, director of medicine at Duke, […]